A New Experimental Test of Special Relativity

  title={A New Experimental Test of Special Relativity},
  author={Jaqueline Cedarholm and Charles H. Townes},
The velocity of light in a transverse magnetic field
  • R. V. Jones
  • Physics
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series A. Mathematical and Physical Sciences
  • 1961
The alinement measurement technique previously developed for optical levers has been applied to an investigation of the constancy of the velocity of light in a transverse magnetic field in vacuo. The
Why Over 30 Years Aether Wind Was not Detected in Michelson-Type Experiments with Resonators
We show that measured by S.Herrmann et al., Phys.Rev.D 80, 105011 (2009) small (but finite) value of relative variation (δν/ν>0) of the resonance frequency of an evacuated optical resonator, when
The efiect of solar motion upon the fringe-shifts in a Michelson-Morley interferometer µ a la Miller
The paper quantitatively describes a crucial experiment to measure the combined efiect of solar motion and earth rotation upon the magnitude and direction of velocity on the plane of a stationary
An experimental investigation of the precessional couple on a gyro-compass as a function of depth below the Earth’s surface, and its relevance to the hypothetical existence of a 'tied’ aether
  • R. Latham, J. Last
  • Geology
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. A. Mathematical and Physical Sciences
  • 1970
It is possible that the negative result of the Michelson-Morley experiment is compatible with the existence of a medium or ‘aether’ if the latter is carried along with the Earth. The consequences of
Velocity of Light in a Magnetic Field
ONE consequence of classical electromagnetic theory is that the velocity of light in vacuo should be unaffected by superposed magnetic or electric fields; this conclusion is worth checking
On the Trail of Fresnel's Search for an Ether Wind
A recollection is presented of the experiment in which Fizeau, back in 1851, proved how the velocity of light propagation in moving water varies. In this experiment he has also verified that such
Measurement Methods and Instruments for Microwave Frequencies
Microwaves are one form of electromagnetic radiation — that is, a wave motion associated with electric and magnetic fields — the known spectrum of which is shown in Fig. 1. Here, frequency is plotted
A Novel Michelson-Morley Experiment Testing for Anisotropic Light Propagation in Gas Without Violation of Local Lorentz Invariance
We explore the hypothesis that the small signal residuals in the “ether drift” interferometry experiments of Michelson & Morley (1887), Dayton C Miller (1933) and others were caused by anisotropy of
Hypothesis of a Violation of Lorentz Invariance in the Aether Theory and Con rmation by the Experiments of D . C .
It is hypothesized that the refractive index of moving gases in their rest frame becomes anisotropic. Therefore interferometers with air in the light path should be able to measure a phase shift. The


Experimental Establishment of the Relativity of Time
None of the fundamental experiments on which the restricted principle of relativity is based requires for their explanation that the classical concept of absolute time be modified; the present
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On the relative motion of the Earth and the luminiferous ether
THE discovery. of the aberration of light was soon followed by an explanation according to the emission theory. The effect was attributed to a simple composition of the velocity of light with the